Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash announce birth of baby girl

The couple only announced they were expecting in late December

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash attend the Pride of Britain Awards 2018 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 29, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Stacey Solomon has announced she's given birth to a beautiful baby girl.

The Loose Women star and husband Joe Swash announced on 27 December they were pregnant with their third child together in what they described as a "shock" pregnancy.

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In a new Instagram post, Solomon confirmed she gave birth earlier this week, sharing first pictures of the baby girl alongside pictures of the tot sleeping on the proud mum's chest.

A third photo showed Swash and Solomon cuddled up together with the little one in their arms.

"She’s Here," Solomon wrote. "Our beautiful, daughter born at home with all of your brothers and sister ready to snuggle you forever and ever.

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"You literally flew into our world 😂… And none of us can quite believe your thick dark head of hair that we just can’t get over.

"We can’t believe your here 🥹 Welcome to the world beautiful girl, thank you for the last few months in my tummy, we can’t wait to love you forever and ever we are so grateful we get to be your family."

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon attend the ITV Palooza 2019 at The Royal Festival Hall on November 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon (Lia Toby/Getty Images)

After announcing the pregnancy at the end of last year, Solomon admitted the pregnancy was a surprise to the family, as she didn't realise she was expecting for the first three months.

It was only several months in that she took a pregnancy test, and after that the pair opted to hide the pregnancy for a further three months like usual so they could prepare themselves and tell loved ones.

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The new girl, who is yet to be named, is their third child together, and sixth overall.

Solomon has sons Zachary (born 2008) and Leighton (born in 2010) from two previous relationships, while Swash has son Harry, born in 2007, also from a previous relationship.

Together they have three-year-old son Rex, and 18-month-old daughter Rose.

The couple went public with their romance in January 2016, and they married in July 2022, having been forced to push back their wedding due to Solomon's pregnancy with Rose in 2021.

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